Year Introduced: 1986
Neat and bushy, vigorous and easy to grow, makes a great container or summer border plant.
Tube: Waxy cream 159C.
S: Cream 159C, pink flush above, paler 159C/D below, slightly down, recurved tip.
C: Neyron rose 55D, dark edge 55A, near white base, 2 petals are 1/4 flared, 2 are 1/2 flared, giving a distinctive asymmetric shape.
P: 'Minirose' x 'Reicharat Sämling'.
AFS 2137, NKvF 1223
LARISSA - No. 2137 (de Graaff, 1987)
Oblong 7mm (1/4") long x 9mm (3/8") wide COROLLA is neyron rose (55D) with a nearly white base and dark edge (55A) with smooth petal edges
2 petals are quarter flared with remaining 2 petals three quarter flared
Half down 11mm (3/8") long x 5mm (1/8") wide SEPALS are cream (159C) flushed pink on the upper surface, slightly lighter (159C/D) on the lower surface with light brown pointed recurved tips
10mm (3/8") long x 6mm (1/4") wide TUBE is waxy cream (159C)
STAMENS extend 9mm below corolla with light pink (56D) filaments and currant red (47A) anthers
PISTIL extends 3mm (1/8") below corolla with light pink style and pale yellow (4D) stigma
Pointed ovate BUD
FOLIAGE is olive green (146A) on the upper surface, lighter (146B) on the lower surface with 28mm (1 1/8") long x 15mm (5/8") wide elliptic shaped leaves, serrate edges, acute tips and rounded bases
Veins are light green with greyed brown stems and green flushed red branches
PARENTAGE: 'Minirose' x 'Reicharat Sämling'
Self branching medium upright, standard or miniature
Prefers overhead filtered light with best bloom and foliage color in filtered light
Award of Merit, VKC, 1986, Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Tested 4 years in Lisse, The Netherlands and introduced in 1986
Distinguished by: corolla shape, erect small blooms
Hybridiser: H. J. de Graaff 1986 NL
Seed parent: Mini Pink
Pollen parent: Reichardt's Sämling
NKvF number: 1223
AFS number: 2137
Flower: single, standing off to a solid handle, cream / L.paarsroze 15mm.
Flower Tube: sleeve, round diameter, cream 158D, very light blush pink, 9x5mm.
Sepals: state level, two-sided symmetry, top up, cross-sectional area with a dent, boss dimensions quartz and pink, creamy white exterior color 158C, inside very light pink 36D, 15x6-13x5mm.
Petals: normally shaped crown, bottom view oval, quarter outstanding, the petals are usually formed with a smooth edge and partially pleated, color base cream, midfield pink 54B outskirts pair pink 66C, edge pink red, veins pink tinge purple, 8x8mm.
Filament: pink, variable length, 18x14mm.
Style: pink, 16mm.
Stigma: cream, lobed.
Flowering time: usual.
Bud: peg top point sideways, round diameter, axillary one bud per leaf axils, normally open top.
Berry: No data.
Leaf: egg shape, top striker foot rounded edge slightly serrated, looks dull, rough and flat, similar veins. color medium green upper side, lower side light green, midrib, veins and petiole yellowish green.
Growth habit: upright.
Growing Method: dwarf shrub for filtered light, best color in filtered light.
Special features: approved by the VKC on 19-07-1986.
|Other Awards||VKC AM, 1986|
|Small (1.5 - 3cm)||#|
|H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C)||#|